Asal Bidarmaghz

Lecturer

Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Asal Bidarmaghz is a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney since 2019. Prior to joining UNSW, Asal was working as a Research Associate at the Engineering Department, Cambridge University (2017-2019). She has also worked as a Post Doctoral Reseach Fellow at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne (2015-2017). Asal Received her PhD in Civil Engineering (Geothermal Technologies) from the University of Melbourne in 2015. 

Research Activities:

Asal specializes in ground modelling, geo-energy systems and structures, hydro-thermal characteristics of ground and underground structures synergistically with above ground built environment. Her research concerns large-scale simulation of ground, under/above ground built environment, and uncertainty analysis of geo-energy systems, with specific emphasis on sustainable and resilient utilization of underground structures and geo-energy resources. Asal's research has led to new methods and tools for predicting the ground temperature and groundwater distributions at high resolutions in the presence of underground heat sources and sinks. 

Topics of Interest:

  • Energy geo-structures and geothermal systems, 
  • Investigating the impacts of urbanization on subsurface temperature increase at the city-scale,
  • Uncertainty analysis of large scale subsurface hydro-thermal models.

publications

Journal articles
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Bidarmaghz A; Choudhary R; Narsilio G; Soga K, 2021, 'Impacts of underground climate change on urban geothermal potential: Lessons learnt from a case study in London', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146196
2021
Menberg K; Bidarmaghz A; Gregory A; Choudhary R; Girolami M, 2020, 'Multi-fidelity approach to Bayesian parameter estimation in subsurface heat and fluid transport models', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 745, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140846
2020
Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW; Zhong Y, 2020, 'The importance of boundary conditions on the modelling of energy retaining walls', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2019.103399
2020
Bidarmaghz A; Choudhary R; Soga K; Terrington RL; Kessler H; Thorpe S, 2020, 'Large-scale urban underground hydro-thermal modelling – A case study of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134955
2020
Bidarmaghz A; Choudhary R; Soga K; Kessler H; Terrington RL; Thorpe S, 2019, 'Influence of geology and hydrogeology on heat rejection from residential basements in urban areas', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, vol. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2019.103068
2019
Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2018, 'Ground-source heat pump systems: The effect of variable pipe separation in ground heat exchangers', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 100, pp. 97 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.02.010
2018
Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A, 2018, 'A robust prediction model approach to energy geo-structure design', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 104, pp. 140 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.08.012
2018
Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA, 2018, 'Heat exchange mechanisms in energy tunnel systems', Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, vol. 16, pp. 83 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2018.07.004
2018
Jensen-Page L; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2018, 'Investigation of the effect of seasonal variation in ground temperature on thermal response tests', Renewable Energy, vol. 125, pp. 609 - 619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.12.095
2018
Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2018, 'Carrier fluid temperature data in vertical ground heat exchangers with a varying pipe separation', Data in Brief, vol. 18, pp. 1466 - 1470, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.04.005
2018
Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A, 2018, 'A machine learning approach to energy pile design', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 97, pp. 189 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.01.011
2018
Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA; Buhmann P; Moormann C; Westrich B, 2017, 'Thermal interaction between tunnel ground heat exchangers and borehole heat exchangers', Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, vol. 10, pp. 29 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2017.05.001
2017
Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA; Johnston IW; Colls S, 2016, 'The importance of surface air temperature fluctuations on long-term performance of vertical ground heat exchangers', Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, vol. 6, pp. 35 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2016.02.003
2016
Bidarmaghz A; Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Francisca FM; Magalí ECP, 2016, 'Geothermal energy in loess', Environmental Geotechnics, vol. 3, pp. 225 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jenge.15.00025
2016
Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA, 2016, 'Shallow geothermal energy: Emerging convective phenomena in permeable saturated soils', Geotechnique Letters, vol. 6, pp. 119 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgele.15.00167
2016
Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio G; Johnston IW, 2012, 'Numerical modelling of ground loop configurations for Direct geothermal applications', Australian Geomechanics Journal, vol. 47, pp. 15 - 20
2012
Conference Papers
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Kreitmair MJ; Makasis N; Bidarmaghz A; Terrington RL; Farr GJ; Scheidegger JM; Choudhary R, 2020, 'Effect of anthropogenic heat sources in the shallow subsurface at city-scale', in E3S Web of Conferences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/202020507002
2020
Terrington RL; Thorpe S; Kessler H; Bidarmaghz A; Choudhary R; Yuan M; Bricker S, 2019, 'Making geology relevant for infrastructure and planning', in International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction 2019, ICSIC 2019: Driving Data-Informed Decision-Making, pp. 403 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/icsic.64669.403
2019
Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2019, 'The application of retaining walls and slabs as energy structures in underground train stations', in Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, pp. 43 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99670-7_6
2019
Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A, 2017, 'Optimising the design of energy piles using machine learning', in ICSMGE 2017 - 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 3455 - 3458
2017
Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA; Buhmann P; Moormann C; Westrich B, 2017, 'Numerical and experimental investigation of geothermal integration into tunnels', in ICSMGE 2017 - 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 3427 - 3430
2017
Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2016, 'Effects of ground heat exchanger variable pipe separation in ground-source heat pump systems', in Energy Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016, pp. 155 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b21938-27
2016
Jensen-Page L; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2016, 'Impact of the Seasonal Variations in Ground Temperature on Thermal Response Test Results', in Geotechnical Special Publication, pp. 52 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784480137.006
2016
Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA, 2016, 'The influence of natural convection on thermal performance of ground heat exchangers', in Energy Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016, pp. 145 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b21938-25
2016
Buhmann P; Westrich B; Moormann C; Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio G, 2016, 'An investigation of the potential thermal energy of geothermal tunnels with focus on a case study in Stuttgart, Germany', in Energy Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016, pp. 601 - 605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b21938-94
2016
Narsilio GA; Francisca F; Ferrero H; Bidarmaghz A; Serrano C; Carro Perez ME; Makasis N; Delacoste E, 2015, 'Geothermal Energy in Loess: A Detailed Numerical Case Study for Cordoba', in Manzanal D; Sfriso AO (ed.), FROM FUNDAMENTALS TO APPLICATIONS IN GEOTECHNICS, IOS PRESS, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, pp. 704 - 711, presented at 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE) / 8th South American Congress on Rock Mechanics (SCRM), Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, 15 November 2015 - 18 November 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-603-3-704
2015
Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio G; Johnston I, 2013, 'Numerical modelling of ground heat exchangers with different ground loop configurations for direct geothermal applications', in 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Challenges and Innovations in Geotechnics, ICSMGE 2013, pp. 3343 - 3346
2013
Asal Bidarmaghz ; Narsilio G; Johnston I, 2012, 'Numerical modelling of ground loop configurations for Direct geothermalapplications', in Australian Geomechanics Journal, pp. 21 - 26
2012
Theses / Dissertations
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Bidarmaghz A, 2015, 3D numerical modelling of vertical ground heat exchangers
2015